Milan Design Week Foodies Guide 2023: dine and party with style

Maison Veuve Clicquot LA GRANDE DAME 2015 collection - Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot.

Design gin gardens, Japanese tea ceremonies, champagne galleries, and post-industrial grilling experiences. Our Milan Design Week Foodies Guide 2023 is out!

Atelier Boelhouwer’s ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project let urban bees thrive

Insectology - Food for Buzz by Atelier Boelhouwer - Bee flower - Photo by Janneke van der-Pol

Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!

Bird-friendly ‘Mirror Houses’ by Peter Pichler Architecture

MIRROR HOUSES by Peter Pichler Architecture - Photo by Oscar da Riz, courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture.

Peter Pichler Architecture’s Mirror Houses completely disappear in the landscape while providing breakthrough views on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The floating building’s reflective surfaces are laminated with an UV coating preventing birds collision.

Can creativity save animals’ lives? Archipanic-curated virtual exhibition features projects looking after endangered species

Porky Hefer's ENDANGERED, Orangutan and Porky - Courtesy of Southern Guild and SFA Advisory - Photo Antonia Steyn.

Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.